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Match Preview: Cowdenbeath v Ross County


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Match Preview: Cowdenbeath v Ross County

PostedAugust 6, 2010

Cowdenbeath Football Club kicks off the new league season on Saturday afternoon with the visit of Ross County. The fixture marks the Blue Brazil's return to the second tier of Scottish football for the first time in almost twenty years.

The Club won promotion to the First Division via the play-offs in dramatic style last May and go into the new campaign under the management of Jimmy Nicholl and Colin Cameron after Danny Lennon's appointment to the St. Mirren hotseat. The close season saw a number of players join Lennon in Paisley with Ludovic Roy, Colin Cameron, Marc McKenzie and Greg Stewart joining up at Central Park.

The Blue Brazil made a great start to the Nicholl era with a fine 1-0 win over Raith Rovers in the Alba Challenge Cup but suffered disappointment away to Clyde in the Co-operative Insurance Cup last weekend.

The opening day opponents are Derek Adams' Ross County side. The Staggies are an established First Division team who narrowly missed out on promotion to the SPL last term and also reached the Scottish Cup final.

"Everyone at the football club is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and the opportunity to play at this level", said Jimmy Nicholl.

"Ross County are a very good outfit but we will be looking to give a good account of ourselves and make our mark.

"We will need to perform better than we did last week against Clyde if we are going to achieve our goal.

"We made a sloppy start to the game and had David Hay to thank for keeping the score level. We had a good spell 10 or 15 minutes before half time but found ourselves two goals down early in the second half due to two avoidable goals.

"The lads finished the game strongly and came close taking the game to extra-time but over the piece Clyde deserved the win."

Craig Winter returns to the squad but Kenny Adamson misses out as he serves a suspension from last season. Joe Mbu, Jon Robertson, Dene Droudge and Danny Mackay are again unavailable due to injury.

Nicholl hopes to add a new signing to the squad ahead of the game if clearance can be obtained in time.

Admission The gates open at 1pm with admission set at: Adults 15, Concessions 8, Adult and Child 20.
Match Day info
There is no segregation in place for this match. Home fans should enter from the Chappel Street end. Away fans should enter from the High Street end. Season tickets holders can access from either end of the ground.
Club Bar
The Club Bar is open from 1pm and both home and away fans are very welcome. The bar is situated in the Alex Menzie Lounge in the main stand and offers a range of pre and post match refreshments.
Blue Brazil Shop
The Club Shop is situated next to the main stand at Central Park and is open on home match days. Merchandise available includes the errea home and away replica shirts. Cub merchandise can also be purchased online.
Blue Brasilian
The match day programme will be available next to the turnstiles for a value 2. The programme includes Jimmy Nicholl's weekly column and many more interesting articles.
50/50 Draw The 50/50 tickets are available to purchase within the ground. Draw is made at half-time.
Blue Brazil Lottery
The draw for the lottery is made at 12pm every Friday and tickets for the following weeks draw will be available from agents. Contact lottery@cowdenbeathfc.com or phone 01383 610166 for more information.
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